Charles Di Leva is a leading international authority on environmental and social (E&S) risk management, and E&S standards for investment and project finance, with over four decades at the World Bank, DOJ, and the public and private sector. He served as the World Bank Chief Officer, Environmental and Social Standards, and as Chief Counsel, Environmental and International Law, where he led a practice group responsible for E&S standards application and compliance, climate change law and finance and advising on international E&S treaties and instruments. He advised the Bank senior management on projects in nearly 100 countries, particularly on complex high-risk projects. With his expertise, Charles advises clients on a range of ESG matters. Charles also served with the U.S. DOJ as Trial Attorney in the Environment and Natural Resources Division as Director of the IUCN Environmental Law Program in Bonn and as Senior Officer with the UNEP Environmental Law Unit in Nairobi. Charles has published and taught in his areas of expertise including at the American University and George Washington University, and has been a Visiting Scholar at the Environmental Law Institute.
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